Jobs Report – Good News or Bad?

Jobs Report – Good News or Bad?

WAS JOBS REPORT GOOD NEWS… OR WASN’T IT? The U.S. unemployment rate ticked higher last week. The September jobs report showed the United States added 156,000 new jobs in September. That was 16,000 fewer than economists were expecting and 11,000 fewer than...
The News Is More Good Than Bad

The News Is More Good Than Bad

So Why is Everyone Crying? There was bad news and good news in last Friday’s unemployment report. In the negative column, fewer jobs were created in the United States than economists had predicted, and January’s jobs gains were not as strong as December’s had been. In...
Markets… Always Forward, Never Straight

Markets… Always Forward, Never Straight

Higher Probability of FED Increase… and Markets Rise? Anyone looking at U.S. stock market performance for the last week might assume it was a pretty quiet week. They would be wrong. It was a very bouncy week. U.S. stock markets moved lower on Monday, rebounded...
The Most Common Jobs In The US

The Most Common Jobs In The US

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES? In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, secretary would have taken top honors in more than one-half of the United States. Machine operators and factory workers were in demand then, too. However, since then, personal...
Jobs Are A Lagging Indicator

Jobs Are A Lagging Indicator

Jobs Are A Lagging Indicator, A Confirmation of a Strengthening Economy  What’s in an employment report? Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Situation Summary was full of encouraging data. Employment numbers for last November and December were...

Weekly Perspective, July 9, 2012

The Markets Where is the recovery in jobs? In the 10 recessions between World War II and 2001, the jobs lost during the recession were fully recovered within 4 years of the previous peak in employment, according to the blog, Calculated Risk. In fact, with the...
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